I know. I should probably post this on Facebook. But I'm thinking I may need to take a break from FB for a while. Because as much as I love keeping up with members of my family and classmates from grade school, the simple fact is that all the neverending political shit is driving me batty!!! I like deep discussions of issues. I hate memes. Even ones I agree with. And that's pretty much all I see. No one wants to hear any other opinions, they just want validation of their own. Lately, there is so much flying at me that I dread logging on. The only thread of sanity is in that small group of fellow writers whom I have befriended - some from here, some from the pitch conference I attended, and one or two from other places. Of course, if I post a screed (which I have considered), I will either be ignored or told, "If you don't like it, don't read it." True, to a point. But it doesn't feel like it's enough. I don't require agreement with my political opinions as a basis for friendship. But when someone posts stuff I personally find abhorrent, they become the meme. I like them less. I don't want to, but I wonder how someone I liked could embrace such things. I think I need a vacation from FB.